April 22, 2014

Movies I've seen recently #13

Pride and Prejudice (2005)
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I love reading books, but some books are just too boring to enjoy. Among those is Jane Austen's books (I have only read one of them, but that was enough. And I allow myself to generalize on this topic). Well, that said, I think the film was way better than the book. Now I am just wondering if I should watch the "old" version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy?

Atonement (2007)
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I read the book by Ian McEwan last year (did I write about it here?) and it was also pretty boring... But the film touched me so much more than the book. Because of my scepticism towards the book, I was quite sceptical towards the film to begin with. Until the last 15-20 minutes of the film I still had this "blah-feeling" about it, but then it just hit me and tears streamed down my face for the rest of the film... I couldn't remember this ending from the book, so it was surprising - and it just shows that the book wasn't able to catch my attention enough to remember what happened.

Cold Mountain (2003)
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This is probably the best film out of the three in this post. I love it, Jude Law is great as usual and Renee Zellweger too. Her character is pretty cool. It's such a bitter-sweet story, but I really enjoyed it.

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